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GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

By: Sean Kalinich | Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 23, 2010 11:56 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Disk Drive Controller


The system drive controller is an important part of system performance. In most modern boards your drive controller will run off of the PCI-e bus. The PCI-e bus performance can be affected by poor trace layout as well as many other design choices that show up on different boards.


For testing we use Sisoft's Sandra and Everest.


SiSoft Sandra




The X58A-UD9 was not the fastest performing motherboard for HDD (well, SSD) performance, but it was more consistent than others we have tested. We did not notice the usual slow down when overclocked as we have seen on many other boards.






Stock HDD Performance




Overclocked HDD Performance




Stock USB 3.0 Performance




Overclocked USB 3.0 Performance


Everest shows us more information on the X58A-UD9's HDD performance. It is also important to remember that much of this performance is based on the device attached. Still, these are some good numbers with the Corsair Force 120 SSD.


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